Chevron rig burns off Nigeria as dama...

Chevron rig burns off Nigeria as damage hits shore

There are 1 comment on the WSTC-AM Norwalk story from Feb 6, 2012, titled Chevron rig burns off Nigeria as damage hits shore. In it, WSTC-AM Norwalk reports that:

The burning inferno of what used to be a Chevron Corp. natural gas rig still stains the night's sky orange more than two weeks after the rig caught fire, and no one can say when it will end as swarms of dead fish surface.

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Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#1 Feb 7, 2012
Day and Night the well blows out
Now all around are getting even sicker.
By Dwight Baker
Dbaker22@stx.rr.com
February 7, 2012

ARTICLE
Chevron rig burns off Nigeria as damage hits shore
http://www.wstcwnlk.com/ap/ap/health/chevron-...
By YINKA IBUKUN
The Associated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria —

EXCERPT

The environmental damage is hitting a region whose poor still rely on the delta's muddy waters for survival. A nearby clinic remains overrun with patients who are showing up with skin irritations and gastrointestinal problems.
Folorunso attributes the illnesses to the burning rig, as rising temperatures in water can cause bacteria to thrive. A satellite image showed that the fire at a point was at least 1,340 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly 730 degrees Celsius), "hot enough to soften steel," an independent watchdog group called SkyTruth said.
Chevron said last week that it was moving "food and supplies to the communities in the area to recognize the help and support that they have given us."
A report by local watchdog Environmental Rights Action said the area — home to tens of thousands of people — received 50 bags of rice, 50 bags of cassava flour, one cow, vegetable oil, palm and groundnut oil, cartons of tomatoes and canned drinks.

MY TAKE

Many today in the USA have been dumb down by the far leaning right that pretends to know how good Big Oil and Gas has been for humanity.

But they have been NOT.

Chevron got run out of Brazil for lying about their recent oil spill now this huge mistake in Nigeria will cost Chevron even more. Current used BOP’s simply do not work. But soon to come GE will manufacture the TOTAL Fail Safe blow out Container that will stop any blow out at any pressure every time.

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